The meeting will focus on the work planned in 2018, including security in the OSCE area, combating counterterrorism, drug trafficking and ensuring cybersecurity.
In his speech, Lavrov positively assessed Italy’s priorities during OSCE’s chairmanship.
“I would like to express our support for your plan to address the migration crisis in the OSCE area. And at today’s meeting, we are ready to listen to Italy’s work plan during its OSCE chairmanship,” Russia’s top diplomat said.
The ministers will hold a joint news conference following the meeting